Tuesday, April 26, 2016

How we spent the weekend.....

Good company! Beautiful views! Life is good!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Dinner Conversation

I have three pictures hanging in the dining room. They were gifts for Hubby & I and we have enjoyed  pondering their true meanings. The three images are silk screened on fabric and they came from Honduras. People who come to visit have always liked to speculate on what the images represent. I would love to hear your thoughts on what you think they're doing!

The first image has this label on the back of the picture,"Stella 'D' Full figure glyph 736A.D. Copan, Honduras"

The second image has this label, "Old Sun God, Lord of the Night Stela D., 736 A.D. Copan, Honduras"

The third image's label, "Human and Parrot, full figure glyph, 736A.D. Copan, Honduras"

Some folks think that the first figure is singing for his supper or maybe he is singing a love song.
The second figure is more puzzling. No one is quite sure what he is carrying in his basket. Whatever it is it appears to be heavy.
The last figure is carrying a bird. The label says parrot but that's an awful big parrot! Perhaps a condor? Or maybe a thunderbird.
Leave a comment and let me know what you see!

Monday, April 4, 2016

The Great North Road

The American Southwest has many mysteries, some ephemeral but many others are very physical. Some of these physical mysteries are in the form of pueblo ruins built by the peoples who lived in the region long ago. While other physical mysteries appear in the form of lines carved into the surface of the earth.

Chaco Canyon is one of the largest ruin complexes and can be found in the northwestern region of New Mexico in the San Juan River Basin. The Chacoan Culture has been the subject of speculation for centuries. Who were they and why was such a large and complex series of structures built in such an inhospitable land?

Scientists and those involved in academic studies theorize that the Chaco Complex was built as a religious center or even as a center for trade. With the many outlying or satellite communities serving as way-stations or providing confirmation of the many astronomical alignments which can be found at Chaco Canyon. And in part, I feel that these theories are correct. But the origins of Chaco was probably much simpler. And much older.